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Oppo showed off the R9s recently, launch might just be imminent

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Jan 16, 2017 )    |    News

The Oppo F1s may be the company’s grandest handset in the Philippines today with over a million in sales and increasing user base but the attention might just turn next into the company’s current imaging flagship the R9s. The Oppo R9s is a similarly looking handset as the F1s but with better features. While the two mentioned handset shares the same design, the R9s has some of the F1s’s missed marks and might just be heading to the Philippines real soon.

Why everyone thought of that ? despite Oppo having not saying anything about the handset for the Philippines, during a recent event hosted by Oppo at the Sinulog 2017 here in Cebu, the company showed off the Oppo R9s and typically when companies shows off their products, that could only mean that the product might just become available soon and that just made the event and what’s happening even more interesting.

The Oppo R9s is nothing else but the F1s, or should we say a version of F1s on steroids. To give you a brief overview on the handset, see thespecs:

The handset comes with a large 5.5-inch display of AMOLED screen and has a resolution of 1080p also known as Full HD (FHD) and is covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. On the inside is a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot which accepts of up to 256GB of microSD card. It includes a dual-SIM slot with 4G/LTE connectivity. It also supports all other standard wireless connectivity features including WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. You’ll also get a fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button. Driving the R9s is the new ColorOS 3.0 that is based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Keeping the thing lit up is a 3010 mAh embedded battery with VOOC Fast Charge support.

The real feature that the R9s has isn’t the inner specs itself but its imaging capabilities, designed to surpass the F1s and ultimately become the next selfie-expert, the R9s is equipped with both 16 Megapixel sensors for the front and back as opposed to the F1s’s 16MP/13MP combo. The main camera has gained its might needed improvements with an f/1.7 Aperture, Phase Detection AF and with an LED flash. The front features a rather adequate f/2.0 Aperture and an on-screen flash.

While Oppo haven’t made anything official yet, but everyone expected it to become available in the country in the next week month or more earlier than that. The Oppo R9s sells in other countries for about 20K when converted in to the Philippine Peso, however if Oppo would officially launch the handset locally with both the R9s and the larger R9s Plus, everyone will have to expect a little price increase than the figure shown here and that’s because of taxes and duties.